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Bradley David Atkins | Obituaries  WV News

Bradley David Atkins, 25, died at home on December 26, 2018.

Danielle Renee Cavanaugh | Obituaries  WV News

Danielle Renee Cavanaugh, 34 of Charleston passed away, Wednesday December 26, 2018.

January entertainment calendar is a real knockout  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Here are some of the big events coming up in January. To add your event to our calendar, visit www.herald-dispatch. com/hdcalendar/and click Add Event.

Putnam school board hires new Hurricane High principal  Huntington Herald Dispatch

WINFIELD - The Putnam County Board of Education voted Monday night, on a voice vote with no nays heard, to hire away the new principal of Kanawha ...

EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship 2018 recipients announced  WV News

CLARKSBURG — EQT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of EQT Corporation, is proud to announce the 2018 EQT Students of Excellence Scholarship ...

Man arrested after shots-fired incident near Hurricane High School  WSAZ-TV

It happened Tuesday night during an argument with another man.

Linda Kay Erwin | Obituaries  WV News

Linda Kay Erwin, 74, of Hurricane passed away January 5, 2019 from dementia at Putnam Center in Hurricane.

Christian's Sports Beat: Giving back to the community  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Since it's the holiday season and everyone is in the mood of giving this time of the year, I decided to use that subject for my column this time around.

Linda Erwin | Obituaries |  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Linda Kay Erwin, 74, of Hurricane, passed away January 5, 2019, from dementia at Putnam Center in Hurricane.

Kathaleen Erwin | Obituaries  WV News

Kathaleen Erwin, widow of Darrell M. Erwin, entered her heavenly home on Thursday, January 10, 2019. She was born February 20, 1938 to the late Arnold and ...

Hurricane overcomes mistakes to win 14-6  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE - Homecoming Queen Haleigh Carr was beautiful. Hurricane's 14-6 football victory over Woodrow Wilson at Meeks Field was not.

Talented RB Hill leads Hurricane into season  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE — The Hurricane Redskins return two key offensive skill players and experienced leadership from a 2017 squad that finished 7-5 including a ...

Motherhood not slowing Hurricane senior golfer Hart  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Olivia Hart says "bird" to her nearly 2-year-old daughter Penelope and the little girl smiles and flaps her arms. "Penelope is super smart," ...

Hurricane girls win AAA crown on penalty-kick shootout  Huntington Herald Dispatch

BECKLEY — Olivia Bird's diving stop helped secure a state championship for Hurricane High School girls soccer. The Redskins' goalkeeper stopped two ...

Former Hurricane High football coach OK following Florida school shooting  West Virginia MetroNews

PARKWOOD, Fla. — The former Hurricane High School head football coach has been reported safe following a school shooting Wednesday afternoon in Florida ...

Hurricane golfer Olivia Hart balances sport, school, motherhood  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Olivia Hart says “bird” to her nearly 2-year-old daughter Penelope and the little girl smiles and flaps her arms.

UPDATE: Marshall classes at Hurricane High School to be held as scheduled  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University classes at Hurricane High School will be held at the school as scheduled despite the statewide teacher and school *service* ...

Hurricane looking to leave behind a softball legacy  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - During the off-week prior to the regional softball tournament, Hurricane High School's softball team finished a practice and head coach Meghan ...

Grand theft auto fugitive from Texas arrested in Hurricane, W.Va.  WSAZ-TV

HURRICANE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man wanted in Texas for grand theft auto charges and a parole violation is in custody in West Virginia, after police say he stole ...

SBA awards money to schools across West Virginia  WSAZ-TV

Twenty-seven counties sent in requests for funding for various projects and renovations that totaled $135 million.

School Building Authority approves funding for 19 West Virginia counties  WVAH

The West Virginia School Building Authority approved more than $72. 4 million in needs grant funding Monday for school systems across the state, including ...

Hurricane pair commit to Marshall baseball  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. — To win championships, sign champions. Marshall University's baseball program received commitments from two players from West ...

Hurricane High School student juggles school and a Hollywood career  WVAH

Like many high school students, Hurricane's Isabella Alexander has a part-time job. When she is not busy dancing on the sidelines entertaining fans during ...

Hurricane's Caiti Mathes leads Class AAA all-state softball  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - Throughout the season, Hurricane High School junior shortstop Caiti Mathes consistently delivered in clutch situations to lead the Redskins ...

Hurricane lefty Jonathan Blackwell excited to sign with Coastal Carolina  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. - A fan being disappointed when his favorite team wins a national championship is unheard of, but that's how Hurricane High School's ...

Leadership is in her DNA: Putnam County senior builds engineering future through community, academic focus  WV News

Winning the title of EQT Student of Excellence from Putnam County is Tylee Oldham of Hurricane High School, who one day plans on mending the injured and ...

Hurricane's Cook to represent West Virginia at Boys Nation  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Hurricane High School rising senior Adam Cook will be representing West Virginia at American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C., later this week, and he ...

Christian's Sports Beat: A band of brothers  Charleston Gazette-Mail

I have written in previous columns about how the sport of running is something that bonds lots of people together while training and competing. I have found that ...

CEO of the city: Edwards brings business sense to role as Hurricane's mayor  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Scott Edwards, 48, of Hurricane, West Virginia, has served as mayor for more than a decade in one of the state's fastest growing cities ...

UPDATE: New South Charleston High School principal named  WSAZ-TV

Gabriel D. King will be the new principal at South Charleston High School.

Geraldine Melton  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Geraldine was born on October 6, 1931. She grew up on Hurricane Creek Road, near Hurricane, WV. She graduated from Hurricane High School in 1949.

Truck totaled after struck by train in Hurricane  West Virginia MetroNews

Driver was not injured in Monday afternoon collision.

Putnam teachers rally outside schools  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — Christine Harrison said she doesn't see any other option but to walk out.

Prep roundup: Hurricane, Wayne dominate all-tourney team  Huntington Herald Dispatch

CHARLESTON - Hurricane High School landed five players on the Class AAA all-tournament team following the Redskins' 11-5 defeat of Wheeling Park in ...

Hurricane High softball stars sign with Division I programs  Huntington Herald Dispatch

Hurricane High School softball continues to send players to play college ball, with two signing at NCAA Division I programs on Thursday.

Tamra Ann Gibson | Obituaries  WV News

Tamra Ann “Tammy” Gibson, 59, of Asheville, NC, formerly of Hurricane, WV, joined her parents, Marcel and Freda Gibson and infant sister, Vickie, of Hurricane, ...

HHS advances past Cabell Midland for boys soccer sectional win  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE - Huntington High's boys soccer team exacted a little revenge over its rival Cabell Midland with a 2-0 Tuesday win that advanced the Highlanders ...

Tressa Martin  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Tressa Martin, 87, of Hurricane, died July 18, 2018. Tressa was a loving wife and mother. Tressa was born April 6, 1931, to Ross and Beulah Chaney. She was ...

Top 5 Quarterbacks Class AAA  West Virginia University Wire

Diving in to the talent pool of class AAA quarterbacks is an extremely hard challenge to pick just five, but we are going to give it a shot.

Former Hurricane Coach Willis May remembers his fallen colleagues  West Virginia MetroNews

Click above to hear Coach Willis May. PARKLAND, Fla. — Football Coach Willis May entertained a pair of college football recruiters and a couple of his players ...

Woodrow Wilson 2018 football preview  WVNS-TV

School is almost back in session in Raleigh County and that means High School Football is just around the corner.

Hurricane defeats Midland for 7th place in MSAC boys  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. - The Hurricane Redskins took the seventh-place Mountain State Athletic Conference boys basketball game Friday at home, 68-61, over the ...

South Middle School show choir wins fourth state title  Martinsburg Journal

MARTINSBURG — The South Middle show choir won its fourth consecutive state championship Saturday at the annual West Virginia State Show Choir Festival ...

Rev. Dr. William C. Ellis | Obituaries  WV News

A great man of God, Rev. Dr. William C. Ellis, received his Heavenly reward Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Hurricane, Cabell Midland advance to MSAC baseball title game  Charleston Gazette-Mail

HURRICANE — For nearly five innings, Hurricane was *content* to win with small ball. But late in the game, the Redskins flexed their muscle for a little more ...

Betty Ruth Henson  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Betty Ruth Henson, 92, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 9, 2018. She is now reunited with her beloved husband, Bernard.

Cunningham, Neal, Damron win Putnam school board seats  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — Rob Cunningham says he still has work to do.

Damron hopes to bring 'common sense' to Putnam school board  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Editor's note: This is the fourth story in an occasional series on candidates for the Putnam County Board of Education.

Janice Lynette "Lynn" McLeod  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Janice Lynette McLeod, age 64, of Hurricane, WV, went home to be with the Lord on May 27, 2018. Lynn graduated from Hurricane High School and Berea ...

Prep roundup: Cabell Midland beats Hurricane for MSAC softball title  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Cabell Midland claimed the Mountain State Athletic Conference softball championship with an 8-4 victory over Hurricane in 10 innings Friday night in Hurricane.

VIDEO: W. Va. receiver adjusts to ball in flight to make pretty one-handed snag  USA TODAY High School Sports

Despite the large deficit his team faced, one West Virginia receiver found a way to make one of the catches of the year.

Area high school marching bands compete at Marshall  Huntington Herald Dispatch

The Herald-DispatchHUNTINGTON - Area high school marching bands took the field at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday to compete for the title of grand ...

Spring Valley left-handed pitcher Cody Sharp joins Herd baseball  Huntington Herald Dispatch

SPRING VALLEY - Cody Sharp will line up against Huntington High 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle Darnell Wright Friday night in a Class AAA playoff football game, ...

School Building Authority hearing from school superintendents seeking needs based funding  West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state School Building Authority will hear from school superintendents from 14 counties Tuesday looking to get part of $45 million ...

Highlanders ride strong defense to 6-0 start  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - Christian Hill ran for 1700 yards in the 2017 football season, but last Friday the talented Hurricane High School running back gained merely 29 ...

Hurricane's Dawson leans toward signing with Astros  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - Trey Dawson said his decision isn't final, but he expects to sign soon with the Houston Astros.Dawson, a former star shortstop at Hurricane High ...

Lula Maxey  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Lula Bell Cyrus Maxey, 82, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 surrounded by family. Lula was born June 26, 1936 in Hurricane, West Virginia. She was ...

Christian's Sports Beat: The streak continues  Charleston Gazette-Mail

On Nov. 4, 2005, Kyle Cooper took the field as a member of the Hurricane Redskins high school football team.

SSG Robert T. Cunningham  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Staff Sergeant Robert Timothy Cunningham, 27, of Hurricane, WV, died suddenly on July 12, 2018. He was born December 27, 1990. He was the son of Teresa ...

Ronald Alan Forren | Obituaries  WV News

Ronald Alan Forren passed away peacefully in Cabell Huntington Hospital on Nov. 14, 2018 at the age of 52. Ron is survived by his sons, Derek and Drake ...

Prep softball: 2018 All-Mountain State Athletic Conference teams, award winners  Charleston Gazette-Mail

All-Mountain State Athletic Conf. Player of the Year: Ginny Hardin, Cabell Midland. Coach of the Year: Chris Watts, St. Albans. First team. Pitchers: Brianna ...

Innerviews: Psychologist built on missteps to find her dance  Charleston Gazette-Mail

We all make mistakes and false starts. Laberta Salamacha made her share. It didn't stop her. It helped her.

Hurricane pitcher Perry drafted by Red Sox  Huntington Herald Dispatch

The Boston Red Sox selected Hurricane High School pitcher Aaron Perry Wednesday in the Major League Baseball Draft.

W.Va. first lady announces essay winners  Herald-Mail Media

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three seniors at Washington High School in Charles Town, W.Va., placed in the top 10 in West Virginia first lady Cathy Justice's "I Am ...

Driver of truck that was hit by train calls crossing dangerous  WSAZ-TV

A man says he's fortunate to be alive after a freight train smashed into his truck.

Hooked on fishing: Hurricane youth team becomes bass bosses  Charleston Gazette-Mail

State teens are becoming bass bosses thanks to youth fishing clubs sponsored by B.A.S.S. Nation of West Virginia.

West Virginia University Honors Foundation Scholars from Wheeling Park, Brooke  Wheeling Intelligencer

Five high school seniors in West Virginia have been named West Virginia University Foundation Scholars for 2018, and two of them are from the Northern ...

Hurricane High student struck, killed by train Tuesday  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. -- The city of Hurricane was devastated Tuesday when a 16-year-old boy was hit and killed by a train.

Putnam News |  Huntington Herald Dispatch

West Virginia, Mississippi and South Carolina are the only states to still enforce a federal ban against people with felony drug convictions receiving help from the ...

LGBTQ teens in West Virginia create state's first 'rainbow' prom

The Rainbow Formal, West Virginia's first dance for LGBTQ youth, drew students from at least 10 counties.

Hurricane High teacher arrested in sexual battery case involving student  Deseret News

A teacher at Hurricane High School was arrested Thursday and accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Mary Lou Oxley  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mary Lou Shawver Oxley, of Teays Valley, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 1, 2017, at home.

Patty Lewis | Obituaries |  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Patty Lewis, 64, passed away at home, peacefully on September 28, 2018.

Putnam County BOE votes to support teachers as PEIA, pay debate continues  West Virginia MetroNews

WINFIELD, W.Va. — More than 150 teachers, school *service* personnel and members of the public packed the Putnam County Board of Education chambers at ...

Hurricane graduate honored for work with NASA  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Jason Crusan almost didn't pursue the opportunity that led him to a coveted career with NASA.

Morgantown High School tops list of best public high schools in West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Several area schools cracked the top ten on a list of best public high schools in West Virginia, with Morgantown High School at the top.

Sens. Capito, Manchin Nominate Four Local Students to Service Academies  Wheeling Intelligencer

WHEELING - U.S. Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have nominated several dozen state students - four from the local area - to the ...

More than half of students in Putnam miss school on strike makeup day  WSAZ-TV

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- As educators rally in Kentucky, students and teachers in West Virginia continue to feel the impact of a nine day statewide ...

Hurricane travels to Hedgesville on Friday  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HURRICANE, W.Va. - Three-tenths of a point is all that separated No. 9 Hurricane from playing host to No. 8 Hedgesville in the first round of the state high ...

Tri-State athletes drawing college interest  Huntington Herald Dispatch

College scholarship offers, commitments and signings continue to mount for Tri-State high school athletes. Several youngsters attracted the attention of college ...

Statewide strike of WV teachers this Thursday and Friday  West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is headed for a statewide strike of teacher and *service* personnel this coming Thursday and Friday. The dates were ...

Hurricane hosts 'purple-out' basketball game in support of Winfield cancer patient  WSAZ-TV

Just for this year, Winfield and Hurricane are putting their sports rivalry aside, teaming up to battle something bigger than basketball.

Wyoming East band marches at Marshall | Pi News  Williamson Daily News

HUNTINGTON - The Wyoming East High School Marching Band competed in the Tri-State Marching Festival at Marshall University on Saturday.

Cabell County Welcomes New School-Based Officers  WOWK

With the teamwork of Cabell County schools, the Sheriff's Office, and Huntington and Barboursville Police Department, resource officers have now been placed ...

Thousands of school employees converge on Capitol amid work stoppage  Charleston Gazette-Mail

All 55 West Virginia counties closed their public schools Thursday for the first day of what unions have announced, so far, will be a two-day work stoppage by ...

Sandra K. “Sandy” Rawlings | Obituaries  WV News

Sandra K. “Sandy” Rawlings, 71, of St. Albans went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at CAMC General Division.

CMHS invitational draws hundreds of show choir supporters and fans  Huntington Herald Dispatch

ONA - Gearing up for his third tour of duty with the U.S. Navy, Terry Cox was thrilled to kick off another season of his daughter's show choir competitions before.

Eby, Glass Among WVU Foundation Scholars | News, Sports, Jobs  Wheeling Intelligencer

WHEELING — Two high school seniors — Wheeling Park High School's Morgan Glass and Brooke High's Ashley Eby — are among five students named ...

North continues dominance in WV prep football all-star game  Huntington Herald Dispatch

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The South certainly had its share of splash plays, especially from receiver Curon Cordon. But the rest of the game went quite ...

Candidate Neal hopes to highlight Putnam Career and Technical Center  Charleston Gazette-Mail

In a way, Wade Neal has been training to become a member of the Putnam County Board of Education his entire life.


Join The Children's Theatre of Charleston (CTOC) as they celebrate 85 years of producing theatre in West Virginia with their next production, High School ...

Man tries to lure middle school runner into truck  WSAZ-TV

It happened Monday evening on Forrest Road in Hurricane.

WV Show Choir Festival highlights vocals, costumes and friendships  Charleston Gazette-Mail

For some, it's about winning. For others, the sparkly outfits, bold makeup, synchronized dance moves and hopefully perfect pitches translate months of hard work ...

Putnam school board suspends 3 employees  Charleston Gazette-Mail

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Board of Education voted during its regular meeting Monday to suspend three school system employees without pay.

Breaking down the Spring Valley, Wayne football series  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — Wayne High School head coach Tom Harmon and Spring Valley High School head coach Brad Dingess have plenty of reason to be excited ...

Putnam Review Calendar: Oct. 25-Oct. 31 | Putnam Review  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Thursday, Oct. 26. Safe Trick-or-Treat Night: From 6 to 8 p.m., a safe Trick-or-Treat Night will be held at Marshall Health-Teays Valley, 300 Corporate Center ...

Class Notes: Sept. 16, 2018  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit ...

Hurricane's Dawson drafted by Detroit, will still attend LSU  West Virginia MetroNews

Hurricane's Trey Dawson selected in 32nd round by the Detroit Tigers.

Dewey E. Miller  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Dewey E. Miller, of South Charleston, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. He was born January 2, 1930, in Hurricane ...

Northern Panhandle Students Morgan Glass, Ashley Eby Named WVU Foundation Scholars  Wheeling Intelligencer

WHEELING -- Two local high school seniors -- Wheeling Park High School's Morgan Glass and Brooke High's Ashley Eby -- are among five students named ...

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